LINGUIST List 25.5192

Thu Dec 18 2014

Calls: Socioling, Psycholing, Lexicography, Historical Ling, Anthropological Ling/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 18-Dec-2014
From: João Paulo Silvestre <>
Subject: Colour and Colour Naming: Crosslinguistic Approaches
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Full Title: Colour and Colour Naming: Crosslinguistic Approaches

Date: 02-Jul-2015 - 03-Jul-2015
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: João Paulo Silvestre
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 25-Jan-2015

Meeting Description:

Colour and colour naming: crosslinguistic approaches is an international conference that will take place in Lisbon, on July 2-3, 2015. It will be hosted by Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa.

Colour names behave quite differently in different languages. This conference offers a chance to explore colour naming processes on a crosslinguistic approach, in order to trace relevant linguistic issues and interesting interconnections to other scientific domains.

The conference will be organized around talks, followed by an informal discussion.
Poster sessions will also be offered.

Keynote Speakers:

Steven Dworkin, University of Michigan, USA
Carla Marello, Università degli Studi di Torino, IT
Maria Grossmann, Università dell’Aquila, IT

This conference is sponsored by the European Network of e-Lexicography (ENeL - COST Action IS1305) / WG4 - Lexicography and lexicology from a pan-european perspective.

Call for Papers:

See the full call for papers at:

We encourage contributions from a wide range of fields such as lexicology, lexicography, comparative linguistics (especially from a Pan-European perspective), morphology, historical linguistics and cultural studies. Interdisciplinary proposals concerned with the perception, understanding and use of colour related to colour words are also welcome.

Abstract Submission:

You can submit a full paper or a poster proposal.
Abstracts should be one page (excluding references), anonymous and written in English, outlining the topic and its contribution to the conference. Send your proposal to

Important Dates:

New deadline for abstract submission: January 25, 2015
Notification of acceptance: February 8, 2015
Confirmation of participation: until March 1, 2015 (made effective by the payment of the conference fee of, at least, one of the authors)
Text submission (draft): April 12, 2015
Conference: July 2-3, 2015

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